Our February 2020 Newsletter will be delivered to all properties within and adjoining the Forum boundary Please encourage neighbours who may not have access to the internet to take a look at the leaflet.
Summer and autumn 2019 were very busy for the Forum and a lot has happened since our last community consultation event on June 22nd 2019 at East Boldon Junior School.
The Forum’s aim is to produce a Neighbourhood Plan that will be a full statement about East Boldon, what makes it special and how it should develop in future. The community has highlighted their ambitions and concerns at the Forum’s meetings and consultation events.
|What you said||What we did|
|Retain our Green Belt||Submitted a 57 page response to the Council’s Draft Local Plan|
|Protect our sense of community||Developed a Wellbeing Strategy|
|Tackle parking issues||Met with Nexus and the Council to discuss possible solutions|
|New development should reflect the needs of the community||Commissioned a Housing Needs survey|
|Protect our footpaths and landscape areas||Developed a Footpaths and Cycleways strategy and identified potential Green Spaces|
|Ensure new development is of the highest standard||Commissioned a Design Code|
|Protect our existing businesses||Made representations to the Council|
What’s Next ?
Forum members will continue to work on your behalf to deliver the Neighbourhood Plan. We will:
· Meet with the Leader of the Council
· Continue to meet with senior Council officers
· Prepare a response to the Council’s consultation exercises on Climate Change Emergency and Cycling and Walking Investment Plan
· Continue to inform the community about progress on the finalisation and adoption of the Forum’s draft Neighbourhood Plan
ULTIMATELY YOU WILL BE GIVEN THE OPPORTUNITY TO VOTE ON THE ADOPTION OF THE EAST BOLDON NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN
What you can do
Keep up to date through the East Boldon Forum Facebook page and website
Come along to our monthly Forum meetings where you will be made very welcome.
Contact us by email: firstname.lastname@example.org by phone or text 07726 106773
We’re also on Facebook, please join us there too!
You can still influence future development in East Boldon. Your ongoing support is vital at this crucial time.